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Why the Gender Disparity in STEM Isn't as Bad as You Think

Efforts to increase girls’ STEM participation may be focusing on the wrong problem, write researchers David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet. (May 22, 2018)

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Teacher Evaluation Is Stuck in the Past

Race to the Top is over, but the initiative is still driving teacher-evaluation policies and priorities, write two professors. (May 15, 2018)

Are #RedForEd Supporters Hurting Their Own Cause?

The left-wing views of leading teacher protesters may be alienating would-be supporters, writes Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute. (May 21, 2018)

Teachers Are Organizing. But What About Teachers' Unions?

As teacher take the lead in protests over pay, unions face an uncertain future, writes Berkeley sociologist Bruce Fuller. (May 21, 2018)

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Opinion Contributors and Bloggers

Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt is an author, presenter, and former K-5 public school principal who writes about collaborative leadership, inclusive school climates, and connected learning. (September 21, 2017)

Bruce Fuller

Bruce Fuller, a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley, works on how schools and civic activists push to advance pluralistic communities. He trades views with Lance Izumi, on the other side of the political aisle. (October 19, 2017)

Lance Izumi

Lance Izumi is a Koret senior fellow in education studies and senior director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank. He trades views with Bruce Fuller, on the other side of the political aisle. (October 19, 2017)

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Q&As With K-12 Thought Leaders

Read insights from some of the K-12 field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners. Education Week and Education Week Teacher have gathered years of valuable interviews reflecting some of the most pressing issues in K-12 schooling. (April 19, 2016)

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Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in Schools

In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.

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I Was a Doctor. Now I’m a Teacher. Why Don’t I Get the Same Level of Respect?

Until we remedy our pervasive denigration of teachers, public education will continue to miss the mark, writes former pediatrician Kim Talikoff. (May 9, 2018)

Four Ways to Put Civics Education Front and Center for Elementary Students

Teachers have a responsibility to give students the strategies and resources to actively engage with their communities, writes elementary teacher Gail Sider. (May 9, 2018)

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Frederick M. Hess and four education scholars discuss the pros and cons for academics who want to wade into public debate. (January 16, 2018)

This special report explores game-changing disruptions to the field of education that have the potential to shake up the schoolhouse and the classroom. (January 10, 2018)

Are students academically prepared for a future of jobs we have yet to imagine, shaped by technology we have yet to invent? Professors, advocates, and futurists explore what's ahead. (December 11, 2017)

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